April Dessalet Thomspon

Welcome to the Webpage for 

English Grade 6 



email:  
adessalet@bedford.k12.va.us
Bedford Middle School Phone: 540-586-7735


Schedule

 Block 1AB: English 6
 Block 2AB: English 6
   Block 3AB: Planning *
  Block 4AB: English 6

Lunch for 6th Grade Students: 12:01-12:31* 
*Teachers may be monitoring or providing coverage at this time



Important Dates:
Week of  2/12

Sign & Return Interims

*Poetry Unit Vocab Quiz 2/14
*Word Analysis Affix Quiz 2/16
*College Themed Spirit Day! 2/16




*Please sign up for text reminders through REMIND:
*Go to the following link:  rmd.at/k427d
Name of Class: English 6 2017-2018
*If you don't have a smartphone, text the message @k427d to the number 81010
*If you're having trouble with 811010, try texting @k427 to (540) 322-1039


*Students should plan to review their reading comprehension strategies at home using their vocabulary study guides and interactive notebook.


 *Please click on USEFUL LINKS for additional academic enrichment and important SOL skill review.


*Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do to help our students achieve success!  Success builds confidence!
 


Quarter 3 Overview

Comprehension Skills:
Poetry*Figurative Language*Poetic Elements*
Fiction & Nonfiction Analysis*
*Text Structure*Text Features*
*Fact*Opinion*Author's Purpose
*Plot*Setting*Conflict*Theme*Character Traits*Tone*Author's Purpose*Inference*Drawing Conclusions* Main Idea*Summary*Compare/Contrast*
*Cause/Effect* 
*Comprehension*Vocabulary*Prefixes*Suffixes*Root Words*


Writing Skills:

*Pre-writing Techniques*
* Review Narrative Essay*Expository*Research
*Elaboration*
Importance of Message & Voice
*Punctuation*
*Sentence Variety*
*Capitalization*Revise*Edit*



Quotes


"The purpose of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education." 
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."
~Louisa May Alcott

"I'm just going to write, because I cannot help it."
~Charlotte Bronte

"What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows." 
~ Ralph Marston

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask.  Act!  Action will delineate and define you."  
~Thomas Jefferson

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
~Benjamin Franklin

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."
~Epictetus


"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
~Martin Luther King Jr.

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
~Michael Jordan

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
~Stephen R. Covey

"Do the best you can until you know better.  Then, when you know better, do better." 
~Maya Angelou

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” 
R.J. PalacioWonder







 

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